We actively involve the community in protecting, restoring, and appreciating the important natural habitats and resource lands that support the diversity of life on these Islands and in the waters of Puget Sound.
The Whidbey Camano Land Trust is a nationally accredited, nonprofit nature conservancy organization incorporated in 1984. Our mission includes protecting the best of Whidbey and Camano Islands - currently just over 10,600 acres. We partner with willing landowners, the community, and other organizations to expand county and state parks, protect natural areas and local family farms, increase trail and beach access, and protect and restore fish and wildlife habitat. Nearly 95 percent of our operating funds comes from individual donors.
Our strategic land conservation plan is based on science to ensure we are protecting and restoring the most important lands and waters in Island County. What we save benefits people, wildlife, the environment and a way of life. We permanently protect wild places and open spaces for wildlife habitat. Family farms for safe local food. Healthy functioning natural lands, such as forests and wetlands, to sequester carbon and maintain clean water and air quality and aquifer recharge. All ways to mitigate the effects of climate change.
The Land Trust is committed to increasing awareness and appreciation for the islands. We do this by expanding public access to trails and beaches. We provide publications, guided tours, stewardship work parties, and special fun events. We believe that love of our islands is enhanced through positive experiences on the land, especially for younger generations. Our work helps our local economy by attracting businesses, residents and visitors.
Our talented professional staff increases every dollar you donate by 13-fold by securing grant funding, donations of land, legacy gifts, and more. Please join us to continue to make a permanent difference on these treasured islands in Puget Sound.
Make a donation of $100 or more during GiveBIG, and you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing to win a $200 gift certificate for an outing with Whidbey Island Kayaking! The Land Trust will do two randomized drawings, so you have TWO CHANCES to win! Join in by donating $100 or more on May 2 or May 3.